Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures exhibition

Date information01-10 February
9am-5pm Mon–Thurs / 9am-8pm Fri / 12-5pm Sat–Sun
Location informationNFSA Acton
Event costFREE exhibition, bookings essential

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures is a new free exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved actors.

Book now

The exhibition is open Monday–Thursday 9am–5pm, Friday 9am–8pm, weekends and public holidays 12–5pm until 10 February 2019. 

Book your free ticket now: February 2019.

Every Friday at 1pm, there will be a free floor talk in the gallery about the exhibition.

A season of special screenings and talks complements the exhibition.


About the exhibition

Explore a selection of film costumes and props, Heath’s own character research journals, celebrity portraits and acting awards, and more.

Rare objects on display include:

  • Research journals with hand-written notes, kept by Heath to prepare for roles such as the Joker in The Dark Knight

  • Original costumes from his films including The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain 

  • His Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight

  • Two of Heath’s motorcycles and several of his photo cameras

  • A wide range of images, including Heath’s own photographic work

  • Portraits by several renowned photographers, including Karin Catt, Frances Andrijich, Platon and Anthony Amos

  • A diverse selection of objects reflecting Heath’s personal interests, ranging from chess to photography, music videos and directing.

Curated in collaboration with his family, Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures offers a rare insight into the man behind the camera.

Photo: Karin Catt.

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